When trying to describe the possibility that information stuck together (a pneuminous accretion) might exert an effect upon the substrate that it is attached to, one easily becomes misunderstood. The chief confusion comes in conflating a kind of physical level … Continue reading Notes on the Phenomenological Limits of Strong Pneuminous Interactions (Magick).
In this informal chat Johns continues his thoughts on the threefold of experience (Heidegger) and the constant conflicts of concepts which create productive difference (Hegel’s dialectic). Johns suggests that the contemporary ‘subject’ is determined by societies power to employ it … Continue reading Charles William Johns: Tautological Assimilation (Part Two)
In this informal chat Charles Johns, editor of The Neurotic Turn, tries to describe his two philosophical terms ‘neurosis’ and ‘assimilation’. He also tries to explain why he thinks these descriptions become necessarily disclosed and why they are necessarily prevalent … Continue reading Charles Johns – Neurosis and Assimilation (Part One)
Philosophy can a be tedious business. Repetition of the same matter is often the plat de jour. These recent notes do not alter this pattern. The situation we have here is an interesting one insofar as we have two philosophies that seem … Continue reading Assimilation/Accretion: Notes on the NAARP.
The primary transference is onto things. This is ontological doubling of the self. What do we mean by this? The guiding thread is the pneuminous accretion, (the bundle of informational stuff that can exist externally to the Narp). What we’re considering here … Continue reading The Double
There is no spatial, chronological or privileged difference anymore between the real and the concept it mirrors. The real is imaginary and the imaginary is real. It is the closing of this distance that creates a flat, immanant and blindly … Continue reading Assimilation, Simulation, Neurosis and The Sensitive Heritage of Concepts.
It is in many ways tautological that a philosopher is not only a thinker of reality but also gradually makes reality a product of his thinking. So here we go – I look at my guitar in the corner of … Continue reading Does My Guitar Accrete Pneuma?
Psychology teaches us that the identity and classification of concepts on paper may be satisfactory at first glance yet the mixture of concepts within the human organism (or if you wish the mind) is far from neutral, objective or clear. … Continue reading On The Irreducibility of Concepts and Their Unaccountability (Part Two)
On The Irreducibility of Concepts and Their Unaccountability (Part One) The problem of a classical theory of concepts (definitionism), which amounts to the same thing as a classification theory in general, is not only the assumption of some underlying identity … Continue reading On The Irreducibility of Concepts and Their Unaccountability (Part One)